An Original Art Portrait by Roger Chouler
An original art portrait faithfully captures the spirit and character of the subject, be it a loved one, a beloved old pair of shoes, an ancestor or even yourself.
Your art portrait aims to kindle fond memories, and can be passed on to future generations. Maintained in natural light and in mild temperature, your art portrait should be enjoyed as it was purchased for many years to come.
Commissioning Your Portrait
Please browse the portfolio or in about to decide what type and style which best fits the subject you have in mind.
Please bear in mind that every work is unique and specially created for you with as faithful a likeness to the subject/s as possible. Therefore the photographs you submit are crucial towards achieving the best quality of detail and accuracy.
I specialise in pencil, with delicate line work, shades of black and white to strong bold areas in shadow leading to informal edges. Other favourites are watercolour, and occasionally oil, pastel and ink. Your portrait will be based on clear photographs you provide. I study the photos for some time and note specific features to both include and exclude. The technique I employ is informal with detailing concentrated on distinct and unique facial features – eyes, nose, mouth and proportions.
Original drawings are mostly drawn on A3 (16.8 ins x 11.88 ins) smooth ivory or white cartridge paper, then trimmed, mounted, wrapped with acetate and protective backing card. Then gift wrapped, posted first class signed for (in UK) in a bubblewrap sealed envelope. Overseas destinations subject to separate prices.
An Idea of Cost
Type 1: Natural Pencil Art Portraits
Typical cost range can start from £70 for 10” x 8” to £190 for a single head and shoulders with montage (see Harry) 11” x 14”.
Postage of Original
(Including mount, excluding frame unless ordered separately)
Up to 2kgs range between £10-£12 UK.
UK First Class signed for.
Digital Copies from Original
Your portrait will be scanned or photographed for accurate reproductions as you require, supplied either mounted or framed.
Frame outer sizes:
I usually recommend the Hampton Mayfair range (silver plated thin edge) specially chosen for the digital copy range.
Prices from £25-£35
7 x 7 ins. (18 x 18 cms)
10 x 8 ins. (25.5 x 20.5 cms)
14 x 11 ins. (35.5 x 28 cms)
All measurements are approximate.
Postage (including print and mount, but excluding frame)
UK First Class signed for:
Up to 2kgs range between £10-£12 each UK.
*Prices subject to Royal Mail increases. Correct March 2017.
Additional sizes and framing and delivery options to be quoted separately.
I Want to Proceed
Go to the contact page, complete the reserve my portrait form and I will contact you and ensure every preference is agreed: cost, timings, method of payment, terms and conditions.
I hope you have enjoyed exploring rochartportraits. You can also find me on Facebook.
Thank you for visiting rochartportraits.com. I am updating it regularly with interesting portraits, adding more types and styles to choose from.